August 2020 5K a Day: Week 4+ Virtual Events Recap

I managed to complete a 5K a day runstreak (or walkstreak) this month, yay me!  My aim was to have each 5K (or longer) be some kind of "event", from free online challenges to organized virtual races plus a few DIY runs.

I posted about the first week here: August 2020 5K a Day Week 1.
I posted about the second week here: August 2020 5K a Day Week 2.
I posted about the third week here: August 2020 5K a Day Week 3.

Here's a recap of what the last part of the streak was like.

1 #GoLongForDiane

  • Event: Today's 5K walk was dedicated to blind athlete Diane Berberian, on Diane Berberian Day, so named by the Boston City Council.
  • Completed: August 22, 2020
  • Hashtag: #GoLongForDiane
  • Time: 54:12

2 Run for Wildlife 5K

  • Race: Run for Wildlife 5K
  • Completed: August 23, 2020
  • Charity: Lion Recovery Fund
  • Cost: $15.47
  • Swag: Medal, Tyvek bib
  • Time: 50:48
  • Recommendation: Virtual Runner US offers some cute themed medals and virtual runs for a good cause. Shipping was quick. There's not much of a social aspect though -- you can submit your time on the website but there's no community on Facebook (that I could find) and nowhere to share photos or stories.  Recommended for the cute medals.

3 Run Wild for Wildwood Virtual 5K

  • Race: Run Wild for Wildwood Virtual 5K
  • Completed: August 24, 2020
  • Charity: Friends of Wildwood campaign to "Save the Boardwalks"
  • Hashtag: #runwildforwildwood
  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: 44:33

4 The Happiest 5K

  • Race: The Happiest 5K
  • Completed: August 25, 2020
  • Cost: $15.47
  • Swag: Medal, Tyvek bib
  • Time: 54:09
  • Recommendation: Virtual Runner US offers some cute themed medals and virtual runs for a good cause. Shipping was quick. There's not much of a social aspect though -- you can submit your time on the website but there's no community on Facebook (that I could find) and nowhere to share photos or stories.  Recommended for the cute medals.

5 Independence Day 5K

  • Race: Independence Day 5K (ran on Women's Equality Day)
  • Completed: August 26, 2020
  • Cost: $15.47
  • Swag: Medal, Tyvek bib
  • Time: 54:43
  • Recommendation: Virtual Runner US offers some cute themed medals and virtual runs for a good cause. Shipping was quick. There's not much of a social aspect though -- you can submit your time on the website but there's no community on Facebook (that I could find) and nowhere to share photos or stories.  Recommended for the cute medals.

6 DIY Virtual 2019 WDW Wine & Dine 10K

  • Race: DIY Virtual 2019 WDW Wine & Dine 10K 
  • Completed: August 27, 2020
  • Charity: I made a donation to Joe Biden's presidential campaign in honor of this 5K
  • Cost: $47.22 for the swag
  • Swag: Medal, t-shirt
  • Time: 1:37:42

7 UPS Founder's Day Challenge 2020

  • Race: UPS Founder's Day Challenge 2020
  • Completed: August 28, 2020
  • Hashtag: #UPSFoundersDay2020
  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: 50:54 | This was a week-long distance challenge which I did not realize at the time of sign-up and running

8 COVID-19 5K Virtual / Remote Run - 2020

  • Race: COVID-19 5K Virtual / Remote Run - 2020
  • Completed: August 29, 2020
  • Cost: FREE (optional t-shirt & medal available for purchase)
  • Time: 43:22

9 MTS -TNF “Race For Education” Virtual 5K

  • Race: MTS -TNF “Race For Education” Virtual 5K 
  • Completed: August 30, 2020
  • Charity: Tamil Nadu Foundation
  • Hashtag: #RaceForEducation
  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: 54:17

10 The Haunted Mansion runDisney Virtual Series #3

  • Race: The Haunted Mansion 5K, part of the runDisney Virtual Series
  • Completed: August 31, 2020
  • Charity: Orlando Fisher House
  • Cost: $154.57 for three race challenge series
  • Swag: Medal (not received yet as of 9/1/20)
  • Time: 53:35
  • Recommendation: TBD, awaiting medal. This race series sold out.

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